Oath Keepers announces we’ve placed a billboard at the D.C. Metro White House Station on August 12, 2013. With the placement of this billboard, we call on all White House employees to honor their Oath to the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. We call on them to stop hiding their actions beneath a veil of secrecy, and to expose any violations of the Constitution. President Obama has stated in many speeches his Administration has been the most “transparent” Administration in US history. It is time the actions of his staff matched his rhetoric.
The below Billboard is one of three Oath Keepers signs that were at the
D.C. Metro Pentagon Station in July. We think James Clapper looks just right as a stand-in face for Big Brother.
All Patriots Have One Thing in Common
Tyrants Always Brand Them as Traitors.
Snowden is a Patriot. SILENCE is Treason
“In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.” – Edward Snowden
When Edward Snowden blew the whistle and exposed NSA spying on Americans, he did the right thing. He honored the oath he swore to defend the Constitution by warning We the People of what was being done to us, by our own government, in direct violation of the Constitution. Snowden could not use the “normal” channels for reporting unlawful behavior because our government is controlled and dominated by oath breaking criminals and Constitution killers, from top to bottom. It is absurd to demand that he report crimes against the Constitution to the very criminals who are committing those crimes. They are not going to hold themselves accountable. The only recourse is to blow the whistle to the real bosses, the American people, so the people can hold them accountable. And that is exactly what Snowden did. And that is exactly what you should do if you have similar knowledge of violations of the rights of the American people and violations of the Constitution you swore an oath to defend. You have a duty to speak out.
The regime, and those complicit in its crimes, want you to think that speaking out and exposing them is “treason.” This should come as no surprise. No oppressive regime in the history of the world, no budding dictatorship, ever acknowledged the illegality and illegitimacy of its actions. To the contrary, every oppressive regime that has infested a nation has perverted the host country’s legal system to make its crimes “legal” and to turn the legal system into a weapon to silence not just dissent, but also to silence those who seek to expose its crimes. It is no different here, in the United States. As Congressman Ron Paul noted, “truth is treason in the empire of lies.” That is what the regime believes. But in reality, silence is treason when our Republic is being destroyed from within.
You have a duty to speak out, to expose what is being done to the American people and what is being planned to be done to them. Your country is being destroyed from within, by an unconstitutional, illegitimate, rights-violating cancer. You must take action to stop it, by exposing it. Whether you do so anonymously, or openly, as Snowden did, you have that duty.
Will you let all they fought, and died for, be in vain?
If you remain silent out of fear for your own skin, you become complicit in the destruction of our Republic, and you will have made the sacrifices of all of our war dead – from Lexington Green, to Bunker Hill, to Iwo Jima, Normandy, to the mountains of Afghanistan, and in every other battle throughout our history – all for nothing.
And when we are forced to fight another revolution against a regime that is going down the same path as King George, we will hold you just as responsible as the oath breakers your silence is helping to conceal, because you did not speak out when you could have. History is waiting for you to do what is right.
“Edward Snowden made the critical point to me (Glenn Greenwald) about his statement to Wikileaks which is that the U.S. government no longer fears him, just like they don’t fear Bradley Manning, because Manning already did all of his leaks. Mr. Snowden has already made sure that the documents that he took will eventually be revealed in a responsible way.
What they’re afraid about is two things: one, that future whistleblowers will be inspired by their example to come forward and blow the whistle on secret wrongdoing, illegality and deceit, and secondly, that the American people will become informed about what the U.S. government is doing in the dark and in their name and against them. It’s to make sure that the American people — that’s the real enemy — don’t learn what they ought to know about what their government is doing in the dark.” – Glenn Greenwald
In a recent interview with Reason Magazine, Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes had this to say about Edward Snowden exposing the NSA spying:
He is an example of what needs to be done by anyone who has knowledge of such gross violations of our rights. We need more to stand up, because this is surely the mere tip of the iceberg of the infrastructure for a police state that is being built over us.
This is about far more than supposed attempts to ferry out al Qaeda operatives. This is part of a growing Stasi and Checka style surveillance police state which tags, tracks, and prepares plans to detain dissidents with the “Main Core” database of millions of Americans who the regime considers a “threat.”
And this is also really about the absurd claim that the U.S. is a battlefield and the Fourth Amendment doesn’t apply to the President’s “surveillance of the battlefield.” That was the claim of neocon, government-supremacist Bush lawyers, like John Yoo, and that idea that the Bill of Rights is trumped by Executive war powers has also been the consistent claim of Obama lawyers such as Harold Koh, justifying even the targeted killing of Americans.
And that absurd view, that so long as they call it “war’ they can sidestep the Bill of Rights and act like Stalin, is shared by both Republicans (like Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain, and Rep. Peter King), and Democrats like Harry Reid (who tells us it’s been going on for seven years, so don’t worry about it).
Unless we the people purge out these oath breakers from BOTH parties, we will find ourselves in a nightmare dictatorship and we will have to fight to throw it off. Sweat now or bleed later. Purge them all. – Stewart Rhodes
When the Bill of Rights is Being Destroyed by Elements Within Our Own Government, Your Silence is Treason.
Honor Your Oath to Defend the Constitution by Exposing the Oath Breakers Within Government.
Editor’s note: In 2007 I stood before the Montana Senate Judiciary Committee to speak to a bill on the national ID idea. I held up to that Committee in my left hand my copy of a book by Zbigniew Brzezinski, “Between Two Ages: America’s Role In The Technetronic Era“. I read selected lines from Brzezinski’s book, as follows, to alert the Committee members to the fact of a political coterie of shadowy powers who move aspects of the General government’s daily policy of handling and shaping the press and media and Federally guided education in a purposeful trans-generational war to control the perception of the public consciousness. “MindWar”. Some of the Senators could see that after they heard these words -
“The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.
“Today we are again witnessing the emergence of transnational elites…[whose] ties cut across national boundaries… It is likely that before long the social elites of most of the more advanced countries will be highly internationalist or globalist in spirit and outlook….
“A national information grid that will integrate existing electronic data banks is already being developed…. The projected world information grid, for which Japan, Western Europe, and the United States are most suited, could create the basis for a common educational program, for the adoption of common academic standards….
“The nation-state is gradually yielding its sovereignty. … In the economic-technological field, some international cooperation has already been achieved, but further progress will require greater American sacrifices. More intensive efforts to shape a new world monetary structure will have to be undertaken, with some consequent risk to the present relatively favorable American position.”
Brzezinski published those lines in 1970. There is a plan, a drive, a sinister lurking power seeking to control the world’s population and restructure our social and cultural mores in ways no free people can peacefully accept. That is where the NSA and so many other facets of our Intelligence community are in need of having a little bit of light shown upon them. But about Brzezinski – He was President Carter’s National Security Adviser; he is the guy who helped engineer the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979; he is the co-founder with David Rockefeller of the Tri-Lateral Commission. He is also one of President Obama’s closest advisers. He’s a player, and he’s not elected – he is the footman for the internationalist coterie of financiers, and, like his running buddy Henry Kissinger, he is one of the most powerful men in Washington D.C. And he published the above in 1970, forty-three years ago.
What we’re seeing here today is the manifestation of a long-held plan by the most powerful men. Brzezinski is part of the machinery which moves the biggest powers on earth, and he saw back then (1970) the potential to control society, to assemble databases, to “…assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.”
This has been built deliberately, using tax payers’ dollars to subjugate all taxpayers over decades. This goes to the anatomy of the mechanism. It is deified statism (worship of the state as omnipotent God). And Washington D.C. is afloat with people who believe the statist line as if it were a religion. Brzezinski and ilk are inspired to control and regulate society, and they just chance to believe that society should be a socialist utopia. If that sounds bizarre, consider this, which Brzezinski also has published:
“Marxism represents a further vital and creative stage in the maturing of man’s universal vision. Marxism is simultaneously a victory of the external, active man over the inner, passive man and a victory of reason over belief… “
So that is what is behind the NSA’s spying. The marriage of socialism with fascism for an oligarchy riding the military-industrial complex for thrills and profits. And that is why “they” did not want you and me to know just how deeply into everyone’s lives they are peering. They do not want us to see that they are even now creating the next “enemy”, and that that “enemy” is the American people. Why else would they lie when confronted about their assaults on the Constitution? Here is James Clapper, for example.
Clapper Apologizes For ‘Erroneous’ Answer on NSA
By AP / Kimberly Dozier July 02, 2013
WASHINGTON— Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has apologized for telling Congress earlier this year that the National Security Agency does not collect data on millions of Americans, a response he now says was “clearly erroneous.”
So there we have the Great Kahuna, the Director of National Intelligence, telling fibs to Congress without dreaming that a young Snowden would ping him on that lie big time. Further down this article you’ll also see four-star General Michael Hayden, former head of the NSA and former head of CIA lie to the Press Club about the “probable cause” phrase of the Fourth Amendment. Liars. What about that Werner woman who took the Fifth Amendment after issuing her statement of innocence while covering for “somebody” in the IRS discrimination scandal. We’re beset by liars, at best. Every time a government official lies to the nation it is to cover up something government does not want the governed to know. A gigantic tug-of-war is going on for the control of your and my perception.
Below is the first released video statement of Edward Snowden after blowing the whistle on NSA spying on Americans:
Below is an article by Glenn Greenwald concerning Edward Snowden:
Here is an article by Thomas Drake, an earlier whistleblower:
So we refused to be part of the NSA’s dark blanket. That is why whistleblowers pay the price for being the backstop of democracy. – Thomas Drake, NSA whistleblower.
Here are two articles from Washington’s Blog worth looking at:
Read about Obama’s “Secret Kill List” here:
NSA Constitutional Violations – Judge Andrew Napolitano – Geraldo
Here are two videos from hearings before the House of Representatives titled;
Bi-partisan attack on NSA: Rep. Sensenbrenner & Nadler GOES OFF At Fisa Hearing – You’re Deliberately Not Answering My Questions
This link takes you to a video titled: The next generation of surveillance. You should watch it.
BELOW ARE LINKS TO ORIGINAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS WHICH SHOW THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN GENERAL, AND “CONSTITUTIONALISTS” IN PARTICULAR, TO BE THE ENEMY.
Domestic Extremism Lexicon-2009
This document, (in PDF form), put out by the Department of Homeland Security, is the document that labels basically everyone who disagrees with the FedGov on anything an extremist, and by extension an extremist is a “terrorist” since the Lexicon’s definition of “extremist group” is nearly identical to the definition of terrorism in Federal statutes.
From that document: ”
(U) patriot movement (U//FOUO) A term used by rightwing extremists to link their beliefs to those commonly associated
with the American Revolution. The patriot movement primarily comprises violent antigovernment groups such as militias
and sovereign citizens.(also: Christian patriots, patriot group, Constitutionalists, Constitutionist). [Editor's note: Believe in the Constitution today and DHS thinks you're a radical extremist. What else is left to say?]
This is a link to a more recent version of the Domestic Extremism Lexicon.
The following article is on the Oath Keeper website:
Missouri Information Analysis Center Strategic Report – 2009 “The Modern Militia Movement.” (which demonizes as “extremists” supporters of third party presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr).
Consequence Management Response Force CCMRFs now training on US soil! Martial Law NorthCOM (from 2009) (discussing the assignment of active duty military to domestic deployment under NORTHOM.
FBI’s next generation ID roll out…will you be in the database?
The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant
“….the Fisa court-approved policies allow the NSA to:
• Keep data that could potentially contain details of US persons for up to five years;
• Retain and make use of “inadvertently acquired” domestic communications if they contain usable intelligence, information on criminal activity, threat of harm to people or property, are encrypted, or are believed to contain any information relevant to cybersecurity;
• Preserve “foreign intelligence information” contained within attorney-client communications;
• Access the content of communications gathered from “U.S. based machine[s]” or phone numbers in order to establish if targets are located in the US, for the purposes of ceasing further surveillance.
The broad scope of the court orders, and the nature of the procedures set out in the documents, appear to clash with assurances from President Obama and senior intelligence officials that the NSA could not access Americans’ call or email information without warrants.”
NY Times on FISA Court’s Secrecyand NSA July07 2013
NSA in Utah: Mining A Mountain of Data
History of the NSA’sECHELON –
An illiterate Four Star General could not find “probable cause” in the Fourth Amendment. Worse, he was running the NSA, and stepped down to run the CIA. Watch as he tries to convince the Press Club in Washington D.C. that “probable cause” is not in the Fourth Amendment:
What it’s coming to:
Wikipedia on PRISM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRISM_%28surveillance_program%29
Here is a wonderful outline from Washington’s Blog, used with permission. Enjoy it at its original site or read it here.
Cheat-Sheet On Spying
Start Here If You’re Too Busy to Read Up on the Spying Scandal
If you’ve been too busy to keep up with the spying scandal, here’s an overview:
- The government is spying on just about everything we do
- The government has adopted a secret interpretation of the Patriot Act which allows it to
- pretend that “everything” is relevant … so it spies on everyone
- Even a Federal judge who was on the secret spying court for 3 years says that it’s a kangaroo court
- Experts say that the spying program is illegal, and is exactly the kind of thing which King George imposed on the American colonists … which led to the Revolutionary War
- We can keep everyone safe without violating the Constitution … more cheaply and efficiently than the current system
- The top counter-terrorism Czar under Clinton and Bush says that revealing NSA spying programs does not harm national security
- Whistleblowers on illegal spying have no “legal” way to get the information out
- A high-level intelligence source says “we hack everyone everywhere“
- Some people make a lot of money off of mass spying
- Spying started before 9/11 … and may have stemmed from an emergency program only meant to be activated in the case of a nuclear war
- Governments and big corporations are doing everything they can to destroy anonymity
- Mass spying creates an easy mark for hackers
- Polls show that the public doesn’t believe the NSA
- While leaker Edward Snowden is treated as a traitor by the fatcats and elites, he is considered a hero by the American public
- While the Obama administration is spying on everyone in the country – it is at the same time the most secretive administration ever (background). That’s despite Obama saying he’s running the most transparent administration ever
- Top constitutional experts say that Obama and Bush are worse than Nixon … and the Stasi East Germans
- Surveillance can be used to frame you if someone in government happens to take a dislike to you
- Government spying has always focused on crushing dissent … not on keeping us safe
- An NSA whistleblower says that the NSA is spying on – and blackmailing – top government officials and military officers (and see this)
- High-level US government officials have warned for 40 years that mass surveillance would lead to tyranny in Americ
Your digital footprint could be getting a whole lot bigger: Pentagon scientists are searching for a way to transcribe every real-world conversation that happens into computer-readable files.
Top Secret America: Here is the doorway into a maze.
On this first page-
we get a glimpse of the magnitude of the Washington Post’s research by a dedicated team for over two intense years, and we’re then ready to see the point of embarkation into a world of surprising discovery – the top secret world of “Defense” and related contracting, here -
Tracking one’s progress into deeper levels of The Washington Post’s remarkable two-year study on “Top-Secret America” without getting lost is not easy. Reading into the site by using its convenient selection charts one begins to see the infrastructure of a control grid which boggles the mind. It pays to copy-paste into a word file each page’s url in succession, so the sequence between charts can be kept in order for one’s notes.
we see that there are 45 government Agencies and Departments working in Top Secret America. The chart is arranged from left to right to show orgs from the “most-busy” status to least-busy” status in Top Secret Work. The upper tabs on this page offer info on: “Intelligence”, “Military”, “Homeland Security”, “Unconventional Warfare”, “Weapons Technologies”, and more. Did I say, “Unconventional Warfare”? Yes. When we click that tab we’re given a choice between three separate sectors: 1) “Counter-IED Ops”, 2) Psych-Ops, 3) Special Ops. Clicking on “Psych-Ops” we’re given a page
where we see that 18 of 45 government Agencies are working on top-secret psychological operations and that there are 37 companies from the private sector also working on top-secret psychological operations. That is a lot of companies/businesses doing government contract work for a subject known as “psychological operations”. Among the agencies doing psy-ops we see “CIA”.
If we click on “CIA” we learn that 114 companies are doing Top Secret work for CIA. That page is here:
You are encouraged to spend some minutes poking about at the Washington Post’s super-story on Top Secret America. Then have your bookseller send you a copy of this book – “Spies For Hire” by Jim Shorrock. Here is the description for the book at Amazon dot com on:
May 6, 2008
In Spies for Hire, investigative reporter Tim Shorrock lifts the veil off a major story the government doesn’t want us to know about – the massive outsourcing of top secret intelligence activities to private-sector contractors. Starting during the Clinton administration, when intelligence budgets were cut drastically and privatization of government services became national policy, and expanding dramatically in the wake of 9/11, when the CIA and other agencies were frantically looking to hire analysts and linguists, the intelligence community has been relying more and more on corporations to perform sensitive tasks heretofore considered to be exclusively the work of federal employees. This outsourcing of intelligence activities is now a $50 billion-a-year business that consumes up to 70 percent of the US intelligence budget. And it’s a business that the government has tried hard to keep under wraps. Spies for Hire provides the first behind-the-scenes look at this new way of spying. Shorrock shows how corporations such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, CACI International, and IBM have become full partners with the CIA, the National Security Agency, and the Pentagon in their most sensitive foreign and domestic operations. He explores how this partnership has led to wasteful spending and threatens to erode the privacy protections and congressional oversight so important to American democracy. From CIA covert actions to NSA eavesdropping, from Abu Ghraib to Guantanamo, from the Pentagon’s techno-driven war in Iraq to the coming global battles over information dominance and control of cyberspace, contractors are doing it all. Spies for Hire goes behind today’s headlines to highlight how private corporations are aiding the growth of a new and frightening national surveillance state.
That was written in 2008 at Amazon. Some alert patriots have seen this coming for decades. In fact, ever since this nation’s founding each generation of Americans have boasted their generational wisdom as carried forth in the tradition of the Founders and their Original Intent. Many of those sorts of Americans are into reading books. The more one knows, the more one grows, yes? Such folks have been called “conspiracy theorists” for many years, even decades. But it ends up that they’re the ones who saw where domestic and foreign “policy” were going and were smart enough to know that the weakness in human nature which permits greed and avarice assures that the employees of the infrastructure of government secrecy shall permit the unthinkable to happen in spite of their well-meant and best intentions. The ones who’ve read up on history and could see the template being built for a social and cultural structure which in fact can be described as Brzezinski said it above – “a more controlled society“. In every generation such patriots arise, all the more so when oppression has reared its ugly head.
Here is a patriot who is standing up right now:
Please come back often for more updates. We are just getting started with this subject.